507 N Broadway, East Providence
When you’re taking a leak and the guy next to you growls, “Hearing Aerosmith never gets old!” you know you’re in a good dive. We’d love to tell you more, but a sign above the men’s room door clearly states, “What happens at Mulhearn’s, stays at Mulhearn’s.” Ain’t that the truth. 507 N Broadway, East Providence
Bonus kitsch: Racecar light over the pool table and a Drinker’s Prayer.
29 Warren Avenue, East Providence
The 133 is one of the great hidden gems of live local music. Relax at the horseshoe shaped bar or let the sound of a Warren Zevon cover drift in as you do your best Tom Cruise impression in the cool, vintage poolroom. Try an espresso martini, but when you order, make sure you follow the rules. 29 Warren Avenue, East Providence
Bonus kitsch: Three Stooges statues high above the inside of the bar, the posted rules for ordering espresso martinis.